MuseumSt Mary's, Old Dilton
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About the museum
This delightful little fourteenth-century church lies down a pretty wooded lane near the river Biss, on one of the many walking paths to the Westbury White Horse. From the west, the church is approached through a railway arch that opens out onto a simple churchyard, revealing an unusual church - squat yet pretty, with a tiny stone spire like an inverted ice cream cone.
Inside, little has changed since the eighteenth century; the church interior is crowded with plain, bleached box pews (some built on the original Medieval benches), a three-decker pulpit, family pews and two small galleries. The gallery north of the chancel was once used as a schoolroom and contains a fireplace.
Visitors are welcome to the church, and are able to collect the key to the church door from one of the local residents: follow signs on the church door for directions to the key-holder.
Please help us care for this majestic and historic building on behalf of the nation by making a donation: bit.ly
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3 reviewsReview this tour
Thanks to James Wilding for creating this guide!
We really enjoyed this tour, very interesting, thanks so much for putting it together
That is so interesting, thank you. I read about your church in Geoffrey Grigson's book and then found this on line. I look forward to visiting the church soon.
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